Welcome to Project Access
Appalachian Mountain Project Access is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate health care gaps by providing meaningful access to health care through a coordinated system of primary, specialty, ancillary, hospital, supportive, and social services for the low income, uninsured, and medically needy residents of the Appalachian Highlands.
Project Access provides access to specialty medical care at no cost to the residents of our 21-county service area in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, who lack health insurance and are unable to afford the medical care they need. Project Access has over 800 participating medical providers and a network of care that includes hospitals, community clinics, health care centers, physician’s offices, and specialty care providers. Ancillary and support services also participate providing access to laboratories, anesthesia, home health, prescription assistance, and durable medical equipment. When providers participate, they agree to offer their services at no charge.
Based on the national Project Access model with its roots in Buncombe County, North Carolina, AMPA opened its doors in 2007 with our flagship program, Specialty Care Coordination (SCC). Since then our programs have evolved to stay relevant to the needs of our patients and providers. In additional to SCC, we currently serve our community through our Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) Navigation program. Our federally-trained HIM navigators help individuals identify any affordable insurance options through the marketplace, compare plans, and enroll in insurance.
AMPA strives to develop solutions directed at increasing the quality of care for individuals and families while minimizing the costs connected with that care.
The Project Access Impact
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